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Movie: Phantom of the Paradise

After record producer Swan (Paul Williams) steals the music of songwriter Winslow Leach (William Finley) and gives it to one of his bands, Leach sneaks into Swan's offices. Catching Leach, Swan frames him for dealing drugs, which lands him in prison. After Leach breaks out and again attempts to sabotage Swan's empire, an accident crushes his face. Leach then dons a costume and becomes the Phantom, intent on ruining Swan while saving singer Phoenix (Jessica Harper) from a terrible fate. A horror/fantasy musical by Brian De Palma, with songs by Paul Williams. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: The School for Good and Evil

Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of an epic battle when they're swept away into an enchanted school where aspiring heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance between Good and Evil.
posted by restless_nomad on Oct 24, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Vampyr

Traveler Allan Gray arrives in the village of Courtempierre and takes lodgings in a small inn. Gray has a great interest in the supernatural, particularly vampires, and is barely settled in when he feels a sinister force descending upon him.
posted by johnofjack on Oct 8, 2022 - 1 comment

Book: Elder Race

Lynesse is the lowly Fourth Daughter of the queen, and always getting in the way. But a demon is terrorizing the land, and now she's an adult (albeit barely) with responsibilities (she tells herself). Although she still gets in the way, she understands that the only way to save her people is to invoke the pact between her family and the Elder sorcerer who has inhabited the local tower for as long as her people have lived here (though none in living memory has approached it). But Elder Nyr isn't a sorcerer, and he is forbidden to help, and his knowledge of science tells him the threat cannot possibly be a demon...
posted by Cash4Lead on Oct 2, 2022 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: MERLIN'S SHOP OF MYSTICAL WONDERS  Rewatch   Season 10, Ep 3

Re-rewatch! A kid is bored, so his grandfather tells him tales of wonder to entertain him. But the grandpa is Ernest Borgnine, and he tells the kid about Merlin setting up shop in a strip mall and sourcing dangerous magic items to the suburbian public. Starting to see why King Arthur had problems. This is another classic episode from the last season of the classic series. Previously and again.
posted by JHarris on Sep 7, 2022 - 4 comments

Alchemy of Souls: Alchemy of Souls - Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

A powerful sorceress in a blind woman's body encounters a man from a prestigious family, who wants her help to change his destiny. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 28, 2022 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: QUEST OF THE DELTA KNIGHTS  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 13

Re-rewatch! In the mystic land of Europe, in a time of swords and sorcery but not sorcery, in a kind of pseudo-medieval time that's also the Renaissance, everyone had a funny name, and roughly 20% of the people were David Warner, who is about the only good thing about this intensely goofy movie. (We miss you David.) Everyone get out your foam boffers, it's time to larp. Previously and again.
posted by JHarris on Aug 18, 2022 - 5 comments

Book: Moon Witch, Spider King

The second book in Marlon James' Dark Star trilogy and sequel to Black Leopard, Red Wolf. [more inside]
posted by Sibrax on Aug 12, 2022 - 1 comment

Book: Aspects

Author John M. Ford's final, unfinished work. In the bustling capital city of Lescoray, a member of Parliament strives to do the right thing. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Aug 6, 2022 - 0 comments

Motherland: Fort Salem: All Of Season 2  Season 2, Ep 0

Conflicts and alliances among the military, civilian oversight, new enemies, and witch society further emerge and roil our characters. Streaming on Hulu and some other services in the US. This season includes an in-universe TV ad, the introduction of nonbinary witch M portrayed by nonbinary performer Ess Hödlmoser, a mystical mycelial network, battles, romance, and the scenery-chewing villain Alban Hearst, portrayed with glee by Bob Frazer. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Aug 3, 2022 - 4 comments

Robin Hood: Robin of Sherwood, Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Robin of Loxley and his followers fight for themselves--and the local peasants--in this 1984 BBC series. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Aug 1, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: The Sea Beast

When a young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, they launch an epic journey into uncharted waters - and make history to boot.
posted by garrett on Jul 26, 2022 - 11 comments

The Boys: The Instant White-Hot Wild  Season 3, Ep 8

The season finale opens with a family reunion. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jul 8, 2022 - 59 comments

Movie: Shrek 2

In the 2004 sequel to the first "Shrek" movie, we catch up with Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey, and meet a number of new characters such as a fairy godmother and Prince Charming. Voices include Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, and Jennifer Saunders.
posted by brainwane on Jul 5, 2022 - 1 comment

Book: Fevered Star

Return to The Meridian with New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse's sequel to the most critically hailed epic fantasy of 2020 Black Sun — finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Lambda, and Locus awards. [more inside]
posted by DowBits on Jul 4, 2022 - 1 comment

The Boys: Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed  Season 3, Ep 7

Episode 7 starts with Soldier Boy's rendition of If You Wanna Be Happy. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jul 1, 2022 - 36 comments

The Boys: Herogasm  Season 3, Ep 6

Episode 6 starts with Imagine. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jun 25, 2022 - 31 comments

The Boys: The Last Time To Look On This World Of Lies  Season 3, Ep 5

Episode 5 starts with Побег (Escape) by Mikhail Shufutinsky. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jun 18, 2022 - 23 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: DOCTOR MORDRID  Season 13, Ep 5

"Jeffery Combs is" Doctor Mordrid! Master of the Unknown! Also, landlord of a building in New York! And yet the movie wants to believe he's a force working for good. He was sent to our world by a pair of blue eyes to save all reality from the eeeeevil Kabal! Sadly it seems his mystical abilities provide him no defense against getting arrested. It's the fifth episode of Season 13, and not such a bad movie. The story goes it was originally written as a Doctor Strange movie but they lost the rights, so they renamed some characters and made it anyway. Emily hosts this one; it looks like Joel will be hosting the next! Premiered in the Gizmoplex on June 10th, 2022. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 11, 2022 - 4 comments

The Boys: Glorious Five Year Plan  Season 3, Ep 4

Episode 4 starts with Soldier Boy's Solid Gold performance of Rapture. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jun 10, 2022 - 26 comments

Movie: Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

Five years after their first time-travelling adventure, Southern California rockers Bill and Ted must venture to parts they had not previously explored, including the afterlife (featuring William Sadler), to defeat a villain -- who's made impostor robots who impersonate our heroes. This film came out the same year as Keanu Reeves's Point Break, which is rather a range!
posted by brainwane on Jun 7, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves), high school buddies starting a band in 1980s Southern California, get help from Rufus (George Carlin) to help them complete their final history presentation. Silly time travel shenanigans ensue. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Jun 7, 2022 - 18 comments

The Boys: Barbary Coast  Season 3, Ep 3

Episode 3 starts with a pre-teen Starlight's Little Miss Hero pageant performance of ...Baby, One More Time. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jun 6, 2022 - 26 comments

The Boys: The Only Man in the Sky  Season 3, Ep 2

Episode 2 starts with the trailer for Not Without My Dolphin. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jun 6, 2022 - 6 comments

The Boys: Payback  Season 3, Ep 1

Season 3 starts with the trailer for the Bourke Cut of Dawn of the Seven. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jun 6, 2022 - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: MUNCHIE  Season 13, Ep 4

"Roger Corman presents..." "Munchie just moved in... There goes the neighborhood." "Magical. Mystical. Munchie!" a kid beset by bullies and the school principal (who hates him for some reason) opens a mysterious box and inside is a dead-faced animatronic puppet with the voice of Dom DeLuise. While a sequel to Munchies, there are no horror elements of this movie, other than the stark horror of the puppet's construction. Reputedly this was a very difficult movie for the MST guys to write for. Jonah and his bots riff this one, but he has a conversation with Emily, and Emily and her bots have a couple of segments before and after the movie. Premiered on the Gizmoplex on May 27, 2022. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 27, 2022 - 6 comments

Book: The Chosen and the Beautiful

Immigrant. Socialite. Magician. Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society—she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She’s also queer and Asian, a Vietnamese adoptee treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her. But the world is full of wonders: infernal pacts and dazzling illusions, lost ghosts and elemental mysteries. In all paper is fire, and Jordan can burn the cut paper heart out of a man. She just has to learn how. The Chosen and the Beautiful reinvents this classic of the American canon as a coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess, and introduces a major new literary voice.
posted by rednikki on May 15, 2022 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: JACK FROST  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 13

Re-rewatch! In the colder reaches of the north live Russian Cinderella figure Nastinka, complete with cruel godmother and step-sister, and the oafish Ivanushka. They have various folklorical adventures like encountering bandits, being forced to do all the house chores, meeting Father Mushroom, getting turned into a bear and back, meeting Father Frost, outwitting Baba Yaga, being turned into ice and back, and eventually getting married. Fairy tale life is certainly eventful. Previously and again.
posted by JHarris on Mar 17, 2022 - 4 comments

Book: The Changeling

A modern take on the changeling legends from Victor LaValle, the author of the Hugo-nominated Ballad of Black Tom. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Feb 9, 2022 - 7 comments

The Legend of Vox Machina: The Terror of Tal'Dorei Pts 1 and 2 and The Feast of Realms  Season 1, Ep 1

After a historically successful Kickstarter campaign, a bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors who sit around and play Dungeons and Dragons get animated. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jan 29, 2022 - 9 comments

Hotel Del Luna: Hotel del Luna (Full Season)  Season 1, Ep 0

When he's invited to manage a hotel for dead souls, an elite hotelier gets to know the establishment's ancient owner and her strange world. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 18, 2022 - 14 comments

Supernatural: Love Hurts  Season 11, Ep 13

Sam and Dean investigate a set of murders on Valentine's Day and discover they are dealing with the ripple effects of a curse. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 29, 2021 - 9 comments

Supernatural: Don't You Forget About Me  Season 11, Ep 12

Claire thinks some recent murders in town are the work of a supernatural entity and calls on Sam and Dean for help, but when they arrive in Sioux Falls, Jody Mills tells them that Claire has been attacking ordinary people and accusing them of being monsters. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 28, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Into the Mystic  Season 11, Ep 11

Sam and Dean investigate a case at a Kansas retirement home in which people are fatally bashing their own heads in after hearing a mysterious piercing sound. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 27, 2021 - 4 comments

Book: In Other Lands

In Other Lands is an exhilarating novel from bestselling author Sarah Rees Brennan about surviving four years in the most unusual of schools - friendship, falling in love, diplomacy, and finding your own place in the world — even if it means giving up your phone.
posted by Literaryhero on Nov 30, 2021 - 11 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 17

The Abyssal Auction: Part Four — Following a tense exchange of money and merchandise, all heck has broken loose. Can the auction's bidders survive an assault from within -- and without? Additional music in this episode: "Day I", "Day II", and "Night III" by Swelling
posted by ardgedee on Nov 28, 2021 - 1 comment

Supernatural: Bloodlines  Season 9, Ep 20

Sam and Dean visit Chicago and find the city's underworld is divided between powerful clans of monsters, including werewolves and shapeshifters. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 21, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Alex Annie Alexis Ann  Season 9, Ep 19

Sheriff Mills calls on Sam and Dean for help after she apprehends a teenage runaway who is trying to escape from a pack of vampires that abducted her as a child and consider her one of their own. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 20, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Meta Fiction  Season 9, Ep 18

When Castiel rejects Metatron's offer to join forces, a surprising plan is set in motion; Sam and Dean apprehend Gadreel. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 19, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Mother's Little Helper  Season 9, Ep 17

Dean copes with the side effects of the Mark of Cain, as Sam investigates a series of violent murders related directly to Abaddon. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 18, 2021 - 4 comments

Book: Ring Shout

IN AMERICA, DEMONS WEAR WHITE HOODS. In 1915, The Birth of a Nation cast a spell across America, swelling the Klan's ranks and drinking deep from the darkest thoughts of white folk. All across the nation they ride, spreading fear and violence among the vulnerable. They plan to bring Hell to Earth. But even Ku Kluxes can die. [more inside]
posted by DowBits on Nov 17, 2021 - 1 comment

Supernatural: Blade Runners  Season 9, Ep 16

Sam and Dean assist Crowley in the search for the First Blade. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 17, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: #thinman  Season 9, Ep 15

When Dean and Sam investigate the murder of a teenage girl, they once again cross paths with the Ghostfacers. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 16, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Captives  Season 9, Ep 14

Kevin's spirit returns to ask Sam and Dean to find his mother. Castiel is taken to Bartholomew. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 15, 2021 - 7 comments

Supernatural: The Purge  Season 9, Ep 13

After several people are murdered by having the fat sucked out of their bodies, Sam and Dean go undercover and apply for jobs at a local weight loss spa. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 14, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Sharp Teeth  Season 9, Ep 12

Sam and Dean learn that Garth has joined a community of werewolves. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 13, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: First Born  Season 9, Ep 11

Sam and Castiel believe that they found a way to track Gadreel. Dean and Crowley team up to find the First Blade, which is in the hands of the biblical Cain. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 12, 2021 - 8 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 16

The Abyssal Auction: Part Three Let the money fight commence! As our turquoise heroes bid to claim their quarry, their opponents move against them, mostly because of the many terrible impressions they made in the previous episode.Additional music in this episode: "Piano Improvisation" by Moon Finger; "The Whisper" by Pipe Choir III www.pipechoir.com; and "Night I" by Swelling.
posted by ardgedee on Nov 11, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Road Trip  Season 9, Ep 10

Dean and Castiel ask Crowley for help in finding Gadreel and getting him out of Sam's body. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 11, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Holy Terror  Season 9, Ep 9

The angels go to war against each other, and Ezekiel is revealed to be not what he has claimed to be. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 10, 2021 - 10 comments

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